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    car dealers are con men

    well after my fiasco with the fuel thing i was put off the gsi for a while

    i was looking into getting a golf TDI 130 and chipping it to 200bhp

    anyway i seen one that i quite liked and it was priced at £10995

    went in and had a look around it and it was nice

    so here comes the crunch

    my trade-in value was £9500

    i paid £14k for the car 3 months ago and i know i would loose money but bloody hell

    also he said to me "well it is kinda boy racer-ish"

    to which i said "tell you what smart arse stick you golf up your tight little @rse and if you want to see a boy racer looking car go see a focus RS "


    quality though eh?

    even billy him self couldt have told a better joke than that sales guy
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    What did you want a Golf repmobile for anyway? They're a big, heavy pile of junk.

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    That is totally taking the p*ss Craig.

    What is the book price for your GSI?

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    Thats the funny thing mandy there is none

    my car isnt listed in the glasses price guide that the dealers use
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Just got offered 4K for my Pug GTI today! Payed 7K 5 motnhs ago..Idiots

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    bloody scam if you ask me
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    A dealer will never offer more than the car you are looking at on the forecourt unless he has a buyer lined up I'm afraid. Too much risk to take on another car that may be an unknown quantity.

    He may have been wondering why a 3 month old car was being brought in as well. All car dealers can be scallies at times :roll: but you can play them at their own game.

    Here's a tip, walk up to the dealers on foot OR go in another car which you don't wish to part ex (ie a friends). Don't go in your own car, as a sensible salesman will clock your car and have a figure in his head as soon as they see you drive in. Then ask for their bottom, cash price. They will then tell you what they will take for an easy cash sale with no part ex. If you go back with your car then, they will know that you know the difference between the window price and the value the car needs to shift for. That takes away the bullshit factor of over generous part ex pricing offset by over pricing the window price.

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    I got 13k Px for mine Craig, and that was 3 months ago. I did only pay £14,500 for it, 16months before hand

    Good deals can be had mate

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    suppose it all depends on what your buying and where
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    not that supprised its not listed in Glasses, did he look at Cap as well? very much the same data I know but tends to be even harsher on pricing.

    that does sound low money tho, I wonder if hes just looked up 2.2SRi prices, did he tell you what he based it on?

    quite often dealers will phone round places they use, other dealers in fact to try and get someone that will buy your px before they take it in

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